VPN Suggestions?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Mork, Jul 22, 2011.

  1. Mork macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2009
    Can anyone recommend a VPN client that will work under Lion.

    I see a paid VPN client at:


    but I know nothing about it.

    All I'm sure of is that the built-in VPN client in Lion is no longer connecting. I've tried re-creating the connection with verified connection settings, but that still didn't work.

    Help would be appreciated!


    - M
  2. karltc macrumors newbie

    Feb 26, 2011
    I use Viscosity from SparkLabs. It's worked great for me. I'm using an OpenVPN connection from Astrill.
  3. C64 macrumors 65816


    Sep 3, 2008
    +1 great client, and well worth the $9
  4. Mork thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2009

    Are you able to use the built-in Mac VPN connection in Lion? That's what's broken for me. It just never connects.

    If I use the tool you're describing, can it import the Mac's VPN settings for the connection that I created that used to work in SL? It seems it needs to support L2TP-VPN.

  5. Jony Mac macrumors 6502

    Jony Mac

    Oct 27, 2010
    Pittsburgh, PA
    I just use the built in VPN solution to OS X, works great for me.
  6. Mork thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2009

    I can enter the same exact config info into SL and Lion.

    In SL, it connects instantly. In Lion, not at all.

    No idea why.
  7. Mork thread starter macrumors 6502

    Jan 9, 2009
    I tried Viscosity, but it doesn't work at all.

    There doesn't seem to be a simple way to just create a connection with:

    1. A server name

    2. A user name

    3. Password

    4. Shared Secret.

    In all my attempts at using this product, it just crashes and exits.

    It also keeps asking for a "Port", which the Mac VPN setup doesn't.


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